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I successfully installed gitolite, following the instructions given here.

It works perfectly with git commands (I can push, pull...) but I can't access my account anymore. When trying:

ssh <my_gitolite_user>@<my_webfaction_subdomain>.webfaction.com

I get

PTY allocation request failed on channel 0

hello <me>, this is <my_gitolite_user>@<my_webfaction_subdomain> running gitolite3 v3.3-2-g089f0f9 on git 1.7.4.1

<list of my repos>

Connection to <my_webfaction_subdomain>.webfaction.com closed

How can I get shell access again?

Thanks

asked 09 May '13, 06:38

jul
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edited 09 May '13, 07:45


Hello,

I'm guessing that you are trying to SSH into your account from an account that is registered to use one of your Gitolite keys. In this case, SSH will use the key instead of prompting you for a password, and you will therefore have all the Gitolite restrictions (including no ability to log in).

To solve this problem, you could try to SSH from a different user that does not use a Gitolite key, or you can add the "-o PubkeyAuthentication=no" arguments your ssh command like this to disable key-based authentication:

ssh -o PubkeyAuthentication=no my_gitolite_user@my_webfaction_subdomain.webfaction.com
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answered 09 May '13, 15:10

likebike
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